LeAndre Blakeney

Le’Andre Blakeney is pursuing a Master of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He earned a B.A. in History from North Carolina Central University and a M.A. in Christian Studies from Duke’s Divinity School. He became an intern Park Ranger for the National Park Service at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Thereafter, he was a member of AmeriCorps as an apprentice at the North Carolina Council on Economic Education. Blakeney attempts to spend his time engaging in activist work. He loves food, music, Duke Basketball, and watching CNN.

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Plugging holes in North Carolina’s leaky education pipeline: Reducing summer melt in community colleges

Policy context Scholarly research shows that many students encounter formidable obstacles between graduating high school and starting college. Students face...